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Burning Fir
Written by Satoshi KOGANEZAWA   
Published: November 29 2008

 copy right(c)2007 AMPG

 copy right(c)2007 AMPG
 copy right(c) 2007 AMPG

In the middle of November, Christmas trees can be seen here and there. The colorfully decorated, glittery trees are welcomed by people. It is the busiest season for Azuma, a flower shop owner, and he often used to accept the job of providing trees. So people who are used to such tress must be amazed. The exhibition was a waxed fir hung upside down, or just a burned black tree – it was hard to know if it was fir just by looking. In the exhibition room where only small candle-lights sparkle, the fir had a totally different form than usual. A movie showing how it was burned was also exhibited.

In the main space where the candles were the main lighting, nine photos of the burning fir were hung horizontally, gradually curved, from the ceiling in a time sequence. The huge photos of 2m 40cm x 1m 50cm transmitted the moment and the impact of "a burning fir". The flame swallowed up the 2-meter fir in no time and climbed toward the sky. We have feared flame for its overwhelming power, received great benefit from its energy, found its beauty. Everything about the flame was concentrated into this exhibition. It suited the end of a year.

Artist: Makoto Azuma
Year: 2007
Genre: Installation
Owner: AMPG
Material: fir, photos
Size: H1700 x W1300 x D1300 (fir) H2400 x W1500 (photo) H200 x W5200 (special photo)
Note: AMPG 9th Exhibition (December 1st - 20th, 2007)
Exhibition style: three-dimensional work, nine photos, one special photo, movies (Burning Fir), concept sheet
Last Updated on November 01 2015

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